Prof. Dr. Paul Melotde Beauregard


Düsseldorf + 49.211.5406.5500

Paul Melot de Beauregard advises clients on the entire spectrum of national and international labor and employment law, focusing on restructurings, transactions, and negotiations with trade unions and works councils. He also advises on benefits and service agreements with board members, managing directors, and senior executives and on compliance issues, operational pensions, and outsourcing. He advises leading groups and companies in a wide range of industries.

In addition, Paul regularly counsels companies on the liability of board members and managing directors, including directors and officers liability insurance (D&O), and on compliance with the legal framework at the company and group levels. He has extensive experience with separation and liability processes in and out of court, in implementing compensation and benefits systems, including operational pensions; in litigation, arbitration, and negotiations involving employment issues; in supporting human resource departments in matters with employment agencies and in tax and social security issues; and advising on secondments and international human resource projects including groupwide transfer of personal data and observance of international labor standards in the supply chain.

Paul is a board member of pro bono Deutschland e.V., an organization supported by law firms advocating for the establishment and promotion of pro bono work in Germany. He is also an honorary professor at the faculty of law at FernUniversität Hagen and serves on the board of the law and economy journal Der Betrieb. He regularly speaks and lectures in Germany and abroad on topics regarding human resources, corporate compliance, and labor law.


  • Rejuvenate acquires entire business operations of cell transplants manufacturer co.don AktiengesellschaftJones Day advised Rejuvenate GmbH, a subsidiary of ReLive Biotechnologies, in connection with the acquisition of the business operations of co.don Aktiengesellschaft ("CO.DON") (including all shares in its Dutch, UK and Swiss subsidiaries).
  • Ahlström Capital BV and Nidoco AB invest in the Decor business of Ahlstrom-MunksjöJones Day advised Ahlström Capital BV and Nidoco AB in the acquisition of the Decor business of Ahlstrom-Munksjö.
  • Bessemer Venture Partners leads $42 million Series B investment in UpvestJones Day represented Bessemer Venture Partners as lead investor in the $42 million Series B financing round of Upvest, a company that provides cloud-based banking-as-a-service (BaaS) by offering their ready-to-go APIs to fintechs to offer their end customers investment products including everything from ETFs and stocks to crypto assets.
  • Riverside acquires ToolWatchJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with its acquisition of ToolWatch, a leading provider of tool and equipment tracking and operations management software for the construction, utilities, and oil and gas industries.
  • Milliken & Company acquires Zebra-chemJones Day advised Milliken & Company in its acquisition of Zebra-chem GmbH, a global chemicals company known for its peroxide and blowing agent masterbatches.
  • Amadeus FiRe AG acquires GFN AGJones Day advised Amadeus FiRe AG in connection with its acquisition of 100% of the shares in GFN AG, a German IT training provider that cooperates with well-known industry partners to offer specific training and certified qualifications.
  • Milliken & Company acquires Borchers from The Jordan CompanyJones Day advised Milliken & Company in its acquisition of Borchers Group Limited, a global specialty chemicals company known for its innovative high-performance coating additives and specialty catalyst solutions, from The Jordan Company, L.P.
  • Amadeus FiRe AG acquires COMCAVE Holding GmbH, Dortmund for €200 millionJones Day advised Amadeus FiRe AG, Frankfurt, on the €200 million acquisition of 100% of the shares in the retraining specialist COMCAVE Holding GmbH, Dortmund.
  • Western Digital sells IntelliFlash™ business to DataDirect Networks, Inc. (DDN®)Jones Day advised Western Digital Corp. in the sale of its IntelliFlash™ business to DataDirect Networks, Inc. (DDN®), a global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) and multi-cloud data management.